winterizing

 



It's hard to believe that in Southern California you have to winterize but we do!  I've been filling sandbags for the last 3 days for an impending atmospheric river.  Because this house is 135 years old there is no insulation and most of the windows are the original ones.  I love the old wavy glass but it isn't v climate friendly.  So I get out lots of thick blankets, put the insulated drapes up and make do.  If you look closely in the top photo you can see where I keep my 2lb weights.  I'll lift those while watching tv to help keep me warm and strong. 



I adore how the glow from the lamp lights these walls.



It has been ages since I've done a wardrobe post.  I used to do so many I made myself and many of you sick to death of them.  But lately, probably bc I'm now 66 I need to see what looks good on me and photos work best for that.




All these clothes are so old and I still love them.



And one last note, aren't you thrilled to be on a website without ads?!  We are all deluged with them now.  It's karma for all the ads I used to do!  I'm taking a break from instagram bc every other post is an ad or 3.  So enjoy!  xo

58 comments

  1. I have missed you and your wardrobe. :):) You like your clothes are a classic beauty. This house I moved into is a cold one. I do everything I can think of to keep it warm. Praying for your state. Be safe. Blessing to you. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank u Susie. You are so sweet. I used an electric throw that helps so much! x

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  2. Janet, your wardrobe posts were never EVER boring! Lovely to see you again!

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  3. Even your weights are classy.

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  4. So thrilled to see a post from you! For the record, I’ve never gotten tired of anything you’ve posted. Love everything! You look wonderful!

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  5. It is always nice to see a new post from you pop up! I enjoy both the home and wardrobe pictures. I hope you stay dry and warm.

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  6. Your wardrobe posts were NEVER too much. Stay safe in the atmospheric river!

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    1. Thanks Lorrie. that atmospheric river was something! lots of flooding here.

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  7. So lovely to see your new post! You are looking great, and I always love your wardrobe posts. Leopard slippers are so chic. Be warm and safe.

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    1. Thanks Patricia. I love the leopard mules. I have just about worn them out. x

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  8. So happy to see this post from you this morning. You and your home are still looking as beautiful as ever. praying that you and your lovely home stay safe. Darby

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  9. Your hands look like a 20 years' old hands!! Can you tell us what you use, please!

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    1. Oh gosh the photo must be washed out bc my hands are like claws! My skin is so dry and my hands are not in good shape. I should have taken care of them like the skin on my face. Big mistake!

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  10. So happy to see your lovely self and cottage again!

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous.

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  12. Such a lovely surprise today! Hoping you and your house stay warm and dry and safe. And here's hoping for more wardrobe posts, which were never too much!

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    1. Thank u Becky. It's easy to just snap an outfit I'm wearing even with the toilet in the background. Omg! I used to put so much work into my photos!

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  13. I find all of your post so "grounding". They make me let go of tension, relax and remember what is important. Thank you

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  14. Love love love your house. I never tire seeing the pictures. I also love seeing your lifestyle. I just love you!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer. I have a few real life friends named Jennifer and if you are one of them Thank You! xo

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  15. What a lovely bedtime surprise to see your post.

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  16. I love your blog and your posts - I wish you'd post more often! The black bag in the first photo - is that a vintage leather Coach? I love your style - simple, not overdone and very classy.

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    1. Yes Melanie! From the 1970's! and thank you for your kind words.

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  17. What a thrill to see this latest post! I love fashion shoots and your beautiful minimalist home.

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  18. I love your style and it’s great to see you posting again!

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  19. Great to see your post! I hope you are staying warm, and I like your outfits.

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  20. So happy to see a post from you- it is truly like a breath of fresh air! Your home and style are so pure, elegant, and cozy. Love the weights in the blue and white bowl and the leopard shoes. You are my style icon!!

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    1. Thank u Dana so sweet of u to say. I love those leopard mules too! x

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  21. Oh my goodness like every other person commenting I am thrilled to see a post from you. I keep checking in because I love that you offer simplicity and a lot of food for thought. Especially in this world where most other blogs have just become a means for pushing more products even while they claim to be purging or buying less. By the way...you look fabulous!

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    1. Thank u so much. I am guilty of pushing the products too. It seemed ok at the time but I'm so glad I'm not doing it anymore. I love the simplicity of the blog! x

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  22. So happy to see a post from you! Love them all...house, fashion, food! You never bore me.

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  23. The perfect Ralph Lauren model!

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    1. haha oh gosh no model that's for sure but you know RL is my style icon! so what a compliment. xo

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  24. Janet, you look terrific!

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  25. Oh you're back to say hello! I was soooo pleased and surprised when I checked your site. You look beautiful. Your hair is wonderful with its natural highlights. As always you are effortlessly chic; that crossbody is so simple and perfect (vintage Coach?) The other bag is pretty great too. And it's always a pleasure to gaze at your cozy house and enjoy your seasonal changes. Gee it's good to see you Janet!

    Erina xo

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  26. So good to see a new post - love the outfits.
    I started using face products on back of my hands- not my idea- and it made a world of difference.
    Connie

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  27. Such a pleasure to see a new post. Love your sense of style - both interiors and fashion.

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  28. Look forward to any post from you! More please :)

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  29. I never tire of seeing your cottage or your wardrobe posts. You have such a classy style in both decor and how your dress.

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  30. So wonderful to see a new post from you!

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  31. Your home and you are always beautiful. I love those curtains, especially in the winter. It makes your home look so very cozy.

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  32. What a lovely surprise to see your post! You look beautiful as ever. I am also admiring the shape of your black pants in the third photo — relaxed and elegant. Thank you for this delightful update. Ann

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  33. Great to see a post from you Janet! I'm very behind on blog reading and instagram. Tony and I are remodeling and had to move out to a rental nearby...a VRBO 1 bedroom cottage! The host was willing to do a monthly lease. We are still finishing up moving but ugh too many clothes and no dresser storage so we are getting creative with baskets, and under the bed bins. There is a wall heater/air conditioner unit in the bedroom but not in the living room. Have you ever seen the fleece lined leggings at Old Navy? I bought two pairs last year and let me tell you they are very toasty. They look a little ratty now but I just wear them around the house. You look fabulous as usual and I never was tired of your clothing posts. I still own a few items based on your recommendations.
    Hope all is well.

    Linda S.
    xoxo

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